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From the Center to outer Bolts Cross Pattern

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    From the Center to outer Bolts Cross Pattern

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98 jeep wrangler tj 4.0 oil pan bolt pattern or layout. An torch specs


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How do I change the oil pan gasket?


Whether it's an engine oil pan (called the 'sump'' in the UK) or a transmission oil pan the principle is the same on all vehicles.
1. Drain the oil

2. Remove the bolts holding the sump/pan in place:
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change-oil-pan-gasket-mcgwfbeeztshkxy1nyom2hsg-4-1.jpg The oil drain plug, though depending on your vehicle it may look different:
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Use a blunt screwdriver -if needed - and prise the oil pan free. remove all traces of the old gasket from the mating surfaces.

Use a smear of sealant to hold the new gasket in the correct position on the pan - this will hold it in place when you refit the pan.

Push the pan into position and put in a front bolt finger-tight. Then put in a rear bolt finger-tight.

Putting in the bolts finger-tight allows you to gently 'move' the pan if needed to put the bolts in one at a time.

When all bolts are in, tighten them with a wrench/socket. Then check them all again for tightness.

It isn't actually a big job .. more 'messy' because of the oil.

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You might have tightened the bolts to the oilpan too tight, breaking the gasket by squeezing it apart... the correct way to do this is to tighten the bolts only untill you can see the gasket squish out a little... as soon as it squishes out----stop.. that would be tight enough... anything beyond this would be overtightening... the bolts do not go in so tight that they quit turning...snug is the best way...hope this helps...

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When changing the oil pan on a 2006 town & country do you have tighten the bolts in a sequence?



Removal & Installation

2.4L Engine

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Structural collar A/C compressor bracket to oil pan bolt Oil pan
  4. Clean the oil pan and all gasket mating surfaces.

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan gasket to the block after applying engine RTV at the oil pump parting line Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Structural collar Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

3.0L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Starter motor Front motor mount bracket Bending braces Torque converter dust shield Oil pan

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    Fig. Oil pan mounting bolt tightening sequence-3.0L engine


To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply RTV gasket material to the oil pan.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Oil pan. Tighten the bolts in sequence to 50 inch lbs. (6 Nm). Torque converter dust shield Bending braces Front motor mount bracket Starter motor Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

3.3L & 3.8L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain the engine oil.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable Engine oil dipstick Drive belt splash shield Strut to transaxle attaching bolt and loosen the strut to engine attaching bolts Transaxle case cover Oil pan fasteners Oil pan and gasket

To install:
  1. Clean the oil pan and all mating surfaces.
  2. Apply a 1 / 8 inch bead of gasket material at the parting line of the chain case cover and the real seal retainer.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New gasket on the oil pan Oil pan. Torque the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Transaxle case cover All bending brace bolts Drive belt splash shield Engine oil dipstick Negative battery cable
  4. Fill the crankcase to the correct level.
  5. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

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My 2008 aveo5 is leaking what looks like oil. I looked underneath the car and it looks like it is leaking through the gasket on the engine that is to the left of the drainplug. That is if you are from the...


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If that area is nicked badly and you haven't used RTV sealant, you may want to put a small amount all over the area that the gasket will cover, not just the nicked area but the whole area that the pan gasket will cover- it doesn't take much and if you smear too much on, it will just ooze out and make things messy - just a fine coating will do.

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